Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May Birchbox

This months Birchbox was all about Gossip Girl's "Black Tie Ball". The samples in the box were completely perfect for the uptown lady. I am pretty much ecstatic each month I receive my box, but when I opened this one I full out gasped! The first product that caught my eye was the Dior Mascara (very generous in size). I've always wanted to try an expensive designer mascara but never splurged to buy one. After wearing the Diorshow Extase Mascara all week, I've fallen in love with how good it makes my lashes look. 

Since the weather in California has been extremely beautiful and sunny, shorts and dresses have been rotating through my closet, as well as neon cropped pants! During the day I rub on the Miracle Skin Transformer which is a tinted lotion that has SPF 20. It erases all the imperfections and protects me from the sun. My Birchbox sample came with a pretty large size tube that's lasted a couple weeks. I know for sure I will have some re-purchases in June! I've also been enjoying Miss Dior at night when I go out.It is the perfect night time scent with a mix of florals and musk.
{An ultra-chic black Birchbox in collaboration with Gossip Girl}

{Photos of the Black Tie Ball on set of Gossip Girl }

The Shu Uemura Shampoo is the only product I have not used yet, but I know I'll get to it soon. There is a special oil that transforms into a foam that leaves your hair clean and bouncy, so I'm sure I'll that as well.
The "Birchbox Extra" this month was a notecard that reads "xoxo" on the front and blank on the inside, made perfect for a short sweet reminder of how much you care about that special someone

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Considering the month of June is a mere 2 days away, I always say "better late than never"!
My goal of the Summer is to blog every day starting June 1st, up until my fourth semester of college, which starts in August. Blogging is like a scrapbook of inspiration that I look forward to, and hope you do too. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Brain Freeze Alert!

As June approaches, so does the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. The 30th Annual "ScooperBowl" will take place June 5-7 at Boston's City Hall Plaza. Endless amounts of frozen yogurt, ice cream, and sorbet from the nation's leading ice cream companies are served from noon to 8pm. The best part is that all proceeds go to cancer research, already raising over $3 million since 1983. Since ice cream is my favorite dessert and cancer plays a huge part in my life, what better way to support!

The tickets are only $10 for adults (ages 10 and up) and only $5 for children (ages 3 to 9). For more information on the "Scooperbowl", check out the website... Happy Ice Cream eating for everyone!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Neon Summer

I am starting my search for the perfect Summer handbag, and there are so many bright bold beauties to choose from! Neon colors are popping up everywhere and I can't help but to love them all. Throw on any outfit, and add a bright bag for that extra pop of color. Normally I always choose a large tote for my go-to purse, because I can pretty much throw everything I need inside. The cross-body bags are so cute too. Maybe I'll decide on one of those for a new change. Either way I want them all! Neon Summer
1. Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Clutch $195
2. Chanel Vintage Quilted Small Logo Bag $4,812
3. Rebecca Minkoff Neon Colorblock Maria $595
4. Balenciaga Classic Town Bag $1,195
5. Miu Miu Top Handle $1,395
6. Celine Micro Luggage Tote $1,400
7. Rebecca Minkoff Wallet On A Chain $225
8. Balenciaga "Glicine" Bag $2,035
9. Rebecca Minkoff Flirty Bag $250
10. Kate Spade Delevan Terrace Little Nadine $398
11. Miu Miu Textured Leather Shoulder Bag $1,625
12. Rebecca Minkoff Whipstitch M.A.C. Clutch $330
13. Kate Spade Cobbie Hill Leslie $428
14. Chanel Vintage Lambskin Jumbo Flap $5,312

Monday, May 7, 2012

Met Gala 2012

The Met Gala is one of the biggest nights in fashion. Yes, bigger than the Oscars in most cases. You get every major Oscar star and every major fashion designer all on one red carpet. It's spectacular! "At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fashions finest are celebrating Prada as well as Elsa Schiaparelli, who together comprise the costume institute's new exhibition, Impossible Conversations."

Last year the Alexander McQueen "Savage Beauty" exhibit was the most popular exhibit of all time, bringing in 661,509 people in only 4 months. The exhibit was special not only because his work was genius, but the fact that he committed suicide the night before New York Fashion Week last year. It got to showcase all of his hard work and show the world his beauty. This year "Impossible Conversations" is expected to be fantastic. Muiccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli have some outstanding pieces to showcase.
{Anna Wintour in Prada and her daughter Bee Shaffer in Erdem}

{Carey Mulligan in Prada}

{Grace Coddington in Prada}

{Coco Rocha in vintage Givenchy}

{Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren}

{Zac Posen and Amber Heard in Zac Posen}

{Jessica Alba in Michael Kors}

{Paula Patton, Vera Wang, and Wendi Deng in Vera Wang}

{Dakota Fanning in Louis Vuitton}

{Rachel Zoe and Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe}

{Hilary Swank in Michael Kors}

{Rooney Mara in Givenchy}

[all images via Getty Images and Wire Images]